Join Metro arborist Howard Rasmussen for a two-hour classroom session at Cooper Mountain Nature Park on the many aspects of pruning tress in the winter. Emphasis will be placed on fruit trees, but the basic principles apply to ornamental and wilderness trees. Subjects will include safety, tools, terminology, desired outcomes and how to get there. Meet at the Nature House. Optional one-hour winter twig nature walk to follow the classroom session. The classroom session is wheelchair-accessible, but the nature walk is not.
Ages: 16 and older.
Advanced registration is required. Class size is limited to 15.
Pets policy: To protect plants, wildlife and people, Metro does not allow pets at most regional parks and natural areas. Pets can damage sensitive habitat and threaten wildlife the region has worked to protect. In natural areas where dogs are not allowed, people see more wildlife and get closer to it. Seeing-eye dogs or other service animals are allowed. Please bring cleanup materials.